7.07.2014

You Are About To Get Florked

Ahhhh...the ever so sweet blogging couples. If there is one thing that I wish from time to time it is that I could rely on Shawn to write my blog post for the day instead of me having to do it. To be able to just say "not feelin' it this week" and him say "TO THE RESCUE MY LOVE!" and then proceed to pump out quality content that gets pinned like a mother and shared on FB like crazy. I am a huge advocate of the high return for zero effort mentality. What I'm getting at is I've always been a little jealous of these couples who do this whole blogging thing together. It has to be a fun challenge and hello, you can both get free clothes, but geesh it also has to have it's fair share of challenges. Like what if one day I want to talk about my obsession with macaroni and cheese but he thinks we are better suited to tell your mom jokes? You can see where this would get confusing. 

One of my favorite blogging couples is Kate and Adam from The Florkens. They are hilarious, down to earth, and smart people. I have been following along on their blogging journey since they have started and it has been so fun to see their success. 

Today I'm interviewing the two of them so you can catch a glimpse inside this crazy blogger couples life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! There is a 100% chance they are giving away some cash money at the bottom. Read on readettes. 


1. Food is my ultimate love. If you could eat three things for the rest of your life what would they be?

Kate: We are both vegetarian but please don't let that fool you into thinking that we don't eat AH-mazing food! We do! I couldn't live without sweet potatoes, whole grain breads, and wine! Of course, if I ate only those things I'd be as big as a fricking house, so there's that...

Adam: Hummus. And kale. And carrots. And salsa. And soybeans. And rice. And black beans. And obviously I'm not very good at following instructions.

2. So you write a joint blog with your husband? Does that work well or is it as hard as I would think it would be?

Kate: For me, it is a HUGE treat! As an attorney, I often get caught up at work with long hours and sometimes have a mini panic attack around 9pm wondering what in the world will go up on the blog! That's usually when Adam can calmly say, "I've got this babe."

Adam: I get (typically) am on blog duty only about one day a week... And Kate always gets final say. So really it is pretty easy. I write. She reads. If she kicks it out, then I'm off the hook for the week! #score In all seriousness, yes. It's work. But we both enjoy doing it. Sometimes, we talk blog posts over dinner and brainstorm photos we need or dreams for this space. It has become a hobby for both of us and I can really dig that!


3. Hypothetically speaking, if you were to have a lavish giveaway in today's post where you buy all of my readers love and adoration, what would you give away?

Kate: Yeah, we've got a mortgage and my student loans so little chance of a "lavish" giveaway. If I could give away anything it would probably be a beach vacation. I know that Erin is lucky enough to be jetting to a beach like every other Thursday or something, but I'm pretty landlocked here in Arkansas! Still, at heart I am a sun, sand, drink in my hand type of gal. Sadly, I can't put your butt on a beach any more than I can mine ... as a consolidation prize I'll give you a shot at $50 Paypal cash. I suggest sticking it back for your own summer beach frollick!

4. Outside of blogging, how do you spend the majority of your time?
Kate: We just bought our first house this year and like idiots decided to remodel it (including knocking down a load-bearing wall! Yikes!) so I am typically occupied with decorating, planning to decorate, or lamenting that I don't have the money to decorate like I want to. And Adam is typically trying to remind me that we don't have the money to do it all at once. That's our balance -- I'm the dreamer. He's the realist. 

Adam: I'm a sucker for just being active. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good Netflix binge as much as the next guy (And I will talk your ear off about why you should ditch cable) but I love achieving my cross-fit goals, playing with our amazing dogs, and even convincing Kate to hit the hills of our new neighborhood with me.

5. I love hearing people's "why" behind their blog. Why did you begin writing and has that changed since you started?

I started blogging because I fell in love with blogs while studying for the bar exam last summer (including this one!). They were a little "escape" for me during a rather bleak period of my life. But now -- blogging is a way of life! I get so excited about coming to our little corner of the internet day after day. The focus of our blog has slightly shifted with time and I think it will continue to grow with us as a couple. I will never be just one "type" of blogger -- I think that we can successfully share it all!


Aren't they great? Make sure to check out The Florkens stat and get to know the two of them even better. But before you go, try your hand at winning $50. If you are lucky, you'll win. And if you aren't...well #loser. 


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23 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this blog a LOT. Thanks for writing and sharing it :)

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    1. Well I'd like to thank YOU for reading it! Don't forget that we are "re-launching" on August 1 and will be bringing a whole lot more fun to the blogosphere! Hope you stick around for it!

      -Kate
      www.theflorkens.com

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    2. How to restore a broken relationship and marriage ,Love Spells That Really Work Fast

      My name is Mark Davis, my family and i live in NY USA.It was after seven years i got to discover that my wife was unfaithful to me.I didn't know what was going on at first but as she got deep in the affair with her new lover, i felt that our marriage was on the rocks.I notice that she no longer light up when i touch her or kiss her in her neck and her chest cos she really liked it when i did that, she also usually get naked in front of me but when she started seeing that guy she stopped it.I remember asking her if i have done anything that makes her feel irritated when i am around her then she gives silly excuses that she has been feeling stressed up and that she need space for a while.I know when you are been asked for space its usually because there is something fishy is going on.I hired a private investigator to help find out what was going on.And in a week time he brought me prove that my wife that i have lived with for seven straight year is cheating on me with her high school lover.I had picture of her walking out a of a restaurant with him and many other photo of them kissing in public like she will never be caught by someone that knows she is my wife.I asked myself, even when we had a daughter together she could this to me.That same night i showed her the pictures that i got from my private investigator.She didn't look at it before saying, that she is seeing someone and she know that i just found out about it.Then she said that she is in love with him.At that moment, i didn't know if to kill myself or to kill her but the button line is that if i was going to kill anyone it was going to be me cos i was so much in love with her to even think of thinking to hurt her.As time when on she asked for a divorce and got it and even got custody of our daughter and i was all alone by myself.For a year i tried all i could to get her back with the help of my seven year old daughter.Even at that all effect was in vain, i used the help of her friend but turned out all bad.I know most people don't believe in spell casting but believe me this was my last option and the result i most say was impressive.And i know it difficult to believe but A SPELL CASTER Dr brave really made my life much better cos he gave me my family back.He didn't ask me to pay for what he did for me all i was to do, was to provide the materials for the spell and believe that he had the power to help me.Like he said, he was going to do something that will make her reset her love and affection for me just as it has always been.My wife told me she woke up and realized that she should have never left me that i am all she needs.To make thing clear, her life with her high school lover was great before Dr brave castled the spell they had no disagreement on anything.The guy said it himself that why she broke up with him is unexplainable.Only Dr.Brave can do such a thing contact him to solve your problem with his email:bravespellcaster@gmail.com ,or kindly visit he website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com .CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

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  2. This is so cute! I wish that me and the hubs could co-write, but I kind of like having my own thing. But they are SUPER cool for doing this!

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    1. I totally get you on that one! I've had days where I wish it was "just" my space, but honestly, those days are few and far between for us. It's nice having Adam in on the action a bit. Bee Tea Dubs... you seem pretty cool yourself!

      -Kate
      www.theflorkens.com

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  3. I love them, they are my favorite!

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  4. I love Kate and Adam! They are wonderful people!

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  5. yep. pretty fun! i mean, pretty cool to see a guy so into his girl's blog...he'd co-host! i'm lucky if my guy even reads my posts. but mine aren't as fun, either. so go...florkens!

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  6. The blog is a super one all around. And I love the dogs. And I, too, am into the decor thing but its redecorating after being in the house 25 years. Just as much fun.

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  7. What a fun post and I love that he likes to write with her!

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  8. Thanks for sharing - these too are too cute and it now looks like I've got another blog to add to my reading list :) Xo, D

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  9. They are so cute!! My husband and I each have our own blogs, but we have similar content and talked about combining, but we like having our own, he's also a little more techy and I'm more lifestyle and fashion. However we do a ton of other things together for our blogs which the best part of all :) Thanks for sharing this awesome couple!

    xoxo
    Allison over at Allison's Eye

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    1. Adam would definitely post different things if he had his own blog -- probably a lot of politics! ha! There are cons to combining them, but for now, he likes dropping in on the blog once a week or so! I love that your husband blogs too! Sooo cool!

      -Kate
      www.theflorkens.com

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  10. Not sure I would want to share my blog with anyone (maybe because I'm not married). I like having my own little space to be myself. I get suggestions and advice from friends but the decisions and the responsibilities are my own. I like that. Hope that doesn't make me selfish.

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  11. Really enjoyed reading this post! My boyfriend and I started our blog together, and it's been amazing sharing this experience with him. While it can be difficult to collaborate at times because we don't live or work with each other all the time, it's invaluable to have his opinion and ideas. Creating a blog that I'm so passionate about with someone who I love and shares the same passion is something I am thankful for every day!

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  12. I loved reading about this! It's wonderful that couples are able to grow in something like this together, and it gives them even more common ground. Not to mention they are precious!

    http://kaleigh-afarmersdaughter.blogspot.com/

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  13. hi florkens! still loving your photoshoot in your new home. so much cute. :)

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  14. definitely need to check them out :) so cute!! also, these photos are so bomb... that second photo needs to be an advertisement for glorious sunday mornings, or something of the like :)

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    1. Thank you so much Caroline! These photos are from a "First Home" Photoshoot we did a few months ago! You can check out more of the pictures from the shoot on our blog or on our "Dream Home Diaries" Pinboard!

      -Kate
      www.theflorkens.com

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  15. How to restore a broken relationship and marriage ,Love Spells That Really Work Fast

    My name is Mark Davis, my family and i live in NY USA.It was after seven years i got to discover that my wife was unfaithful to me.I didn't know what was going on at first but as she got deep in the affair with her new lover, i felt that our marriage was on the rocks.I notice that she no longer light up when i touch her or kiss her in her neck and her chest cos she really liked it when i did that, she also usually get naked in front of me but when she started seeing that guy she stopped it.I remember asking her if i have done anything that makes her feel irritated when i am around her then she gives silly excuses that she has been feeling stressed up and that she need space for a while.I know when you are been asked for space its usually because there is something fishy is going on.I hired a private investigator to help find out what was going on.And in a week time he brought me prove that my wife that i have lived with for seven straight year is cheating on me with her high school lover.I had picture of her walking out a of a restaurant with him and many other photo of them kissing in public like she will never be caught by someone that knows she is my wife.I asked myself, even when we had a daughter together she could this to me.That same night i showed her the pictures that i got from my private investigator.She didn't look at it before saying, that she is seeing someone and she know that i just found out about it.Then she said that she is in love with him.At that moment, i didn't know if to kill myself or to kill her but the button line is that if i was going to kill anyone it was going to be me cos i was so much in love with her to even think of thinking to hurt her.As time when on she asked for a divorce and got it and even got custody of our daughter and i was all alone by myself.For a year i tried all i could to get her back with the help of my seven year old daughter.Even at that all effect was in vain, i used the help of her friend but turned out all bad.I know most people don't believe in spell casting but believe me this was my last option and the result i most say was impressive.And i know it difficult to believe but A SPELL CASTER Dr brave really made my life much better cos he gave me my family back.He didn't ask me to pay for what he did for me all i was to do, was to provide the materials for the spell and believe that he had the power to help me.Like he said, he was going to do something that will make her reset her love and affection for me just as it has always been.My wife told me she woke up and realized that she should have never left me that i am all she needs.To make thing clear, her life with her high school lover was great before Dr brave castled the spell they had no disagreement on anything.The guy said it himself that why she broke up with him is unexplainable.Only Dr.Brave can do such a thing contact him to solve your problem with his email:bravespellcaster@gmail.com ,or kindly visit he website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com .CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

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  16. i want to share my experience and testimony here.. i was married for 6 years to my husband and all of a sudden, another woman came into the picture.. he started hailing me and he was abusive. but i still loved him with all my heart and wanted him at all cost…then he filed for divorce. my whole life was turning apart and i didn’t know what to do .he moved out of the house and abandoned the kids.. so someone told me about trying spiritual means to get my husband back and introduced me to a spell caster…so i decided to try it reluctantly. although i didn’t believe in all those things… then when he consulted his gods and cast a return and love spell, after 3days, my husband came back and was pleading. he had realized his mistakes. I just couldn’t believe it. .anyways we are back together now and we are happy. in case anyone needs this man, his email address is eromosalspiritualtemple@gmail.com or thought hid website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call him with +2348161850195

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